Fall 1972 features the tightest Playing's.
Jerry's playing is even more attractive in the second half of 1972.
November is not quite September, but the Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas shows are satisfying nonetheless.
September 26, 2013 Subject:
Having been baptized by PITB 5/21/74, it remains the yardstick of my personal psycho/acoustic exploration. Thanks to this archive, I've spent happy hours listening back, and forward, making sense of my metamorphosis, and that particular song's responsibility. This version (from the wretched sump that is Houston) shows the nuggets, spirit and direction of GD's attempt to plumb depths of human feeling, fusing the personal with the social, with life changing results.
November 18, 2012 Subject:
March 12, 2011 Subject:
2 Night Stand in Houston in 1972
I saw both nights and the band was outstanding both nights. I have a recording we made from the audience the second night - is it not available?
This was supposed to be with the Allman Brothers but Barry Oakley died and ABB had to cancel. The GD made up for it.
December 12, 2010 Subject:
some people may say phil is too loud in this mix. I couldn't disagree more. That moment when he drops in at the beginning of Sugar Mag...PURE GOLD.
April 11, 2010 Subject:
Too many people hget up in this "best ever" nonsense,. the Dead were never about Polls. Just a good ole time. The Fall '72 tour was great especially the Texas shows. Definitely stream this show and th enext night. Wichita 11.17 is good and of course New Year's.
This is an excellent multi-themed playin jam. I loive teh Veneta version but it's stunning how blown out of proportion that show and Cornell '77 and a few othrs have become since the touch heads started coming around in the late '80's. They all have their special moments, the BCT versions and the Sac/San Jose versions astand out for me, Jersey City and Waterbury. And 12.31.
November 18, 2009 Subject:
Sorry, this is overrated...
Yes, it's a very fine performance of Playin' in the Band, but mix and sonic issues mar this partial and untill the complete show becomes available, this is not worthy of a high score. (92 pts)
June 29, 2009 Subject:
I'm not going to get into that best ever nonsense,but this version of Playin' is 26 minutes of the GD at the peak of their powers.Absolutely mind blowing.
May 26, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 18, 1972 at the Hofheinz Pavilion, University of Houston, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
The kids at the University of Houston got real lucky this night. The GRATEFUL DEAD put on a wonderful show of our favorite songs from 1972.
Garcia whips out his Wah-Wah pedal on Greatest Story Ever Told.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
It'd be nice to have the rest of the show...
There seems to be some intermittent "distortion" from a blown speaker on stage, very minor
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1972.
May 25, 2009 Subject:
The four songs at the end of the second CD were removed, they are filler from the Oklahoma City show on 72-11-14, and as the reviewer says, they have pitch problems.